What Happens in Harbor Kids? Find out firsthand!

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We love creating an over the
top experience for our kids!

 During all of our worship gatherings we have special events for all kids ages 10 and under happening in our Harbor Kids area of our building.
Most of the time you check your kids in before one of our gatherings and let them enjoy playing, singing, and learning about Jesus in a kid-friendly environment with teachers who love to engage our kids with the love of Jesus.
But for the month of June you have the great opportunity to see firsthand what makes Harbor Kids so great!

The Harbor Kids Team would love to invite you to come spend one service in a classroom and see for yourself the fun and discipleship that happens every Sunday.

We are inviting everyone to experience a hands-on kids ministry experience for 3 reasons,
1. To pray more purposefully for our kids, and Harbor Kids Teams Volunteers.
2. To give generously to support the life changing work being done in our Kids lives.
3. To serve sacrificially as the Holy Spirit leads.

 

This is only happening for the month of June and space is limited.

Register today to save your spot!

Volunteer Spotlight: Levi Hoeniges, Production Department

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"Through good work we can see all the good work that has already been completed for us." 



1. How long have you been a part of Harbor church? 
"Been going to Harbor since June of 2015"

2. What made you decide to be a part of Harbor Production dept?
"What attracted me to it initially was being part of a ministry team that took some of the creatively inclined folks (both music and production) in the church and set them within the structure of the service."
While service can certainly go on without coffee, music, slides and lights even, we are the conduit that helps get people’s spirits geared toward the word, by saturating them with love."

3.Can you tell me some ways God you've seen God work in and through you/your ministry team?
"When I queue the lights, switch slides at the appropriate times and make sure everything else is functioning properly the service will be seamless and people may not even know I’m there. There’s something quite special about that because the bigger idea is that it’s not about me and my work. Rather, it’s about perpetuating Christ’s work through us with what little time we have here."

4. If someone asked you why they should join a ministry team at Harbor church, what would you tell them?
"I may be soft spoken, but I can be also quite egocentric. Volunteering in my role has opened me up to where my heart lies, and where God directs me to go next. Through good work we can see all the good work that has already been completed for us. "

5. How can we as a church, be praying for you as you serve in Harbor Production?
"More volunteers! Seriously though, I pray that God continually guide our hearts and minds so we can help those who attend our gatherings the same."

 

Thank you so much Levi for serving at Harbor Church so faithfully! Let's continue to pray for our current volunteers and for those God is calling to join the team at Harbor Church Olympia. 

 

Sermon June 17th, 2018

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Elder candidate, Caleb Stone, continues our Sermon on the Mount series speaking on the topic of prayer.

What is prayer really about?
Is it simply about asking for things that are beyond our capacity or is there something deeper, something trans-formative about our prayers?

Below you'll find the sermon audio and transcript.

"Good morning, guys, it's an honor to be here, with each number one of you. I love this church, and I'm humbled that I have the opportunity to open God's word to you with that said. I cannot do that in my own strength. So would you go with me in prayer once again, Father, we are humbled, we adore you, we are overwhelmed at your magnitude and at your holiness, and that you're hear with us. Would you open our eyes to see in our ears to hear the glory of Your word, the glory of Jesus Christ? I pray that our hearts would be enlightened by your word Father and that I would only say what your word says and be with me, be with us and let your word minister to our hearts in Jesus mighty name, man........................etc............................

"Let's pray Our God and Father we give you glory. You are majestic, you are holy, you remind you are lifted up high on your throne in Heaven, and we are amazed at you and your glory. So would you cultivate in us prayer? That is God, exalt-. ing and God, God praising to give you all the glory, all the praise that we would see that we would seek Your kingdom, in your will, first, in all things be added. And those things, not even be in the forefront of our mind because God is all... we need pre-over everyone here in Jesus' name, amen."

Harbor Weekly

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Sermon on the Mount: "Prayer"

This Sunday, we have a special guest speaker. One of our elder candidates, Caleb Stone, will be preaching going through Matthew 6:5-15, which contains the famous "Lord's Prayer." Read ahead and pray that God would prepare us to                                                                        hear and receive the preaching of his                                                                          word. 

 

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The Members Gathering is coming up!
Every quarter, the board of directors of Harbor Church holds a gathering on a Sunday evening in order for the covenant members of our church family to eat together and hear an update about from our leadership team. We do this because the members should care about how we are stewarding our time, talent, and resources here at Harbor Church and also because we need to hear often the vision and mission to ensure we are aiming for a common objective.
While these gatherings are specifically for our church members, we do invite all Harbor guests and regular attenders to join us in the hopes that you'll take the steps toward becoming a covenant member of our church family. 

Click here to RSVP for the Members Gathering


Upcoming Events

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Current Sermon Series
     • The Sermon on the Mount
        (Matthew 5-7)
     • Text this Sunday: Matthew 6:5-15

 

 

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Church Member's Gathering
     • Sunday, June 24th, 5:00pm-7:00pm
     • Potluck Dinner at 5:00pm
     • Update from our Leadership Team           (finances, building, vision, summer           strategy)
 

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Membership Class
     • Sunday, July 15th, 3:30pm-7:00pm
     • Make Harbor Church your Spiritual           Family
     • Access Training and Opportunities           for Local & Global Ministry
     • RSVP at www.harbormembership.com

GIVE TOGETHER

At Harbor Church we believe that as individuals we can make a difference but together we can change the world. We know that God gives us everything we have and he calls us to be good and faithful stewards of these resources. Whether you have much or little, God desires you to use all that he has given for his purposes. When we put all of our resources together we are able to do amazing things and that is what we are calling you to invest your resources in.

Giving to Harbor Church not only allows us to do the day to day discipleship and care that a church should be doing, it also allows us to do the amazing things a church could be doing if we only dared to dream God-sized dreams with God-sized impact. That is the heart behind Harbor Church.

We don’t just want to make a difference, we want to see Jesus change the world as he brings people into relationship with himself for his glory and our good.


GIVE ONLINE

You can give a one-time gift or set up recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card.
Simple and secure.

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GIVE ON THE GO

You can give anytime from anywhere! Text GIVE to 12345 to set up your account.

Text donations are secure, easy, and instant! You will receive confirmation of your gift by text and email.

 TEXT GIVE TO 12345

GIVE AT CHURCH

You can give in person during the worship service in the wooden box in the back of the sanctuary.

SERVE TOGETHER

We see Harbor Church as a big family who loves Jesus and is dedicated to worship him with the whole of our lives. One way we worship is serving our church family and our mission with our time and talents. Serving isn’t about duty, it’s about delight as we respond to how Jesus has served us and as we serve we build deep relationships with people we love and care for. 

Serve With Your Time

One way we serve each other and our mission to lead people into a vibrant relationship with Jesus is by serving at our weekly Sunday worship gatherings. Most of our church family members serve in some way every week throughout a variety of ways that include welcoming people into our building, serving them coffee and tea, serving on our security team, teaching our kids, cleaning the building, serving communion, leading our music, and serving on our productions team. There are many more ways to serve with your time and we would love to help you find a place to serve that fits your unique abilities. 

Serve With Your Talent

We believe that everyone has been given unique talents and abilities by our Creator God to help make our church family a complete and functioning body. One of our primary goals is to help you identify what your talents are and where you might be able to use those to serve Jesus and his mission. Some of these areas include leading or hosting a Life Group, being trained as a biblical counselor, or leading a ministry team. 

Serve the City

Our local ministry efforts go far beyond the four walls of our church building as we also partner with like-minded ministries in our cities that are doing gospel work such as the Union Gospel Mission and City Gates Ministries that we would love to connect you with. We are consistently looking for ways to serve the people in our cities through our schools, our businesses, and our recreational activities that would help us serve the mission to lead people into a vibrant relationship with Jesus. One way we currently serve our community is in the area of foster care. We have two families currently serving as foster parents and continue to partner with Olive Crest in serving other families and kids throughout our region.

Serve the World

Our local involvement turns our hearts and eyes to God’s bigger, global mission to see people from all over the world experience his joy, hope, and salvation. We love supporting people and projects that we have a hands on connection with and currently support churches and ministries in both Mexico and Honduras as well as children in need through Compassion International. We also support Harbor Church members Matthew & Amanda Meeuwse, who have been called to serve Jesus through with their time, talent, and lives with HeliMissions in Indonesia. 

Find a Place to Serve →

LIFE TOGETHER

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER

Being alone isn't a bad thing. It often serves as an opportunity to find refreshment through solitude. But we were not created for isolation, we were created for community. And here's why. 

When life happens, being alone is not good. And it's not just when life is difficult, painful, or sorrowful. These are obvious times when alone is not good. When there is no one to talk to, grieve with, or cry with. When there is no one to lean on or simply sit with. 

Being alone is also not good when you experience the joys of life. When there is no one to congratulate you on a goal accomplished, no one to stand in amazement when your dream becomes a reality, no one to simply grab a drink and shoot the breeze with on a warm, summer day. 

Relationships are important to our health and vibrancy as humans. We were created by God to be in community, first in vibrant relationship with himself and second, in vibrant relationships with each other. That's why we are committed to living life together, not just gathering together on Sundays, but being known and knowing others by gathering together weekly in a small group setting. 

Use the link below to search and discover one of our LifeGroups that meet all over the South Sound region in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Shelton, Rochester, and DuPont. 

 

Find a Group Today!

WHO WE ARE

THE VALUES & BELIEFS OF HARBOR CHURCH

OUR MISSION

Harbor Church exists to lead people into a vibrant relationship with Jesus.

OUR CORE VALUES

We love Jesus with the whole of our lives, image Jesus by becoming more like him daily, and share Jesus with the people in our regular rhythms.

  1. We love Jesus with the whole of our lives. Our daily desire is to use every breath, every thought, and every action to bring glory to Jesus and enjoy our relationship with him.
     

  2. We want to be more like Jesus every day. We believe Jesus came to earth to show us how to enjoy our restored relationship with God our Father. Becoming more like Jesus means enjoying life more and more as it was originally intended by God who created it.
     

  3. We want to share the good news of Jesus with as many people as possible. We believe God puts us exactly where he has us, in our families, in our communities, in our work place, and in all of the activities of our lives to build relationships with people and to lead them towards a life changing relationship with Jesus, their Savior.